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   ZenGum  Sunday Feb 10 06:19 PM

February 10, 2013: Frost Flowers

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Quote:
Gun Lake in British Columbia,Canada - frost flowers.

When these photographs were taken "the air was extremely cold and extremely dry, colder than the ocean surface. When the air gets that different from the sea, the dryness pulls moisture off little bumps in the ice, bits of ice vaporize, the air gets humid - but only for a while. The cold makes water vapor heavy. The air wants to release that excess weight, so crystal by crystal, air turns back into ice, creating delicate, feathery tendrils that reach sometimes two, three inches high, like giant snowflakes. The sea, literally, blossoms."

Photographer: Michelle Nortje www.southchilcotin.ca



glatt  Sunday Feb 10 08:33 PM

That's amazing



orthodoc  Sunday Feb 10 09:16 PM

Beautiful.



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Feb 10 09:52 PM

Quote:
Gun Lake in British Columbia,Canada - frost flowers.

When these photographs were taken "the air was extremely cold and extremely dry, colder than the ocean surface. When the air gets that different from the sea, the dryness pulls moisture off little bumps in the ice, bits of ice vaporize, the air gets humid - but only for a while. The cold makes water vapor heavy. The air wants to release that excess weight, so crystal by crystal, air turns back into ice, creating delicate, feathery tendrils that reach sometimes two, three inches high, like giant snowflakes. The sea, literally, blossoms."
Those are cool, but I don't understand the ocean and sea references, in the quote. Gun Lake is almost 3,000 ft above sea level.


footfootfoot  Sunday Feb 10 10:07 PM

It would be awesome to be the size of a mouse in a miniature canoe and explore those.



Aliantha  Sunday Feb 10 10:18 PM

That's so awesome! Amazing. I never could have imagined something like that could happen and look so uniform.



Sundae  Monday Feb 11 05:24 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by footfootfoot View Post
It would be awesome to be the size of a mouse in a miniature canoe.
That's all you need to say.


Griff  Monday Feb 11 06:34 AM

Wow.



glatt  Monday Feb 11 08:21 AM

NPR apparently did a bit on this recently. I never heard of these things. Amazing.



footfootfoot  Monday Feb 11 10:41 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sundae View Post
That's all you need to say.
Do you mean I had you at miniature canoe?


Sundae  Monday Feb 11 10:47 AM

You had me at mouse, you saucy whatsit.



ZenGum  Monday Feb 11 07:33 PM

All the ladies like the little man in a boat.



Griff  Monday Feb 11 09:06 PM

If you're going up the canal you gots to pay the gondolier.



ZenGum  Monday Feb 11 09:30 PM

We're one "rosebud" comment away from a circular thread drift.



footfootfoot  Monday Feb 11 10:42 PM

Very very cool, Robert Frost.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two streams converged in a pond, and I—
I took the one more frozen,
And that has made all the difference



Gravdigr  Tuesday Feb 12 04:49 PM

from wiki article "Frost Flower (Sea Ice)"

Quote:
Frost flowers are ice crystals commonly found growing on young sea ice and thin lake ice in cold, calm conditions.



Trilby  Sunday Feb 17 07:49 AM

Then the flutings of their Ionian
Death-gowns.
Then two little feet.
He does not smile or smoke.

The other does that
His hair long and plausive
Bastard
Masturbating a glitter
He wants to be loved.

I do not stir.
The frost makes a flower,
The dew makes a star,

The dead bell,
The dead bell.




Somebody's done for.



NOT the entire poem, Death&Co by Plath, but the frost makes a flower reminded me of this part of the poem.



BigV  Tuesday Feb 19 01:13 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by footfootfoot View Post
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two streams converged in a pond, and I—
I took the one more frozen,
And that has made all the difference
+1 clever
+1 apropos

Very cool indeed "Mr Frost"


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